Director - Nursing & Health Policy

Director of Nursing and Health Policy

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario is the professional association representing Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and nursing students wherever they practise in Ontario. Since 1925 RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contribution to shaping the health system and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.

RNAO is seeking an outstanding professional to join our senior management team as Director of Nursing and Health Policy. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will proactively identify critical issues in nursing, social policy and health care that impact the role of nurses and the health of the public. You and your team will develop policy, write position papers, develop advocacy plans and present findings and recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, and other stakeholders. Your ability to identify emerging issues, clearly articulate ideas, and present evidence-based arguments, will contribute to the formulation of Association strategies that are congruent with our Mission and Ends.

An understanding of the political landscape and process, as it relates to policy development and realization, are essential to the position. You are experienced working with a range of stakeholders in the health and health-care sectors including nurses, other health providers, governments and the public. You have superior writing and communication skills that will enable you to persuasively communicate and advance RNAO’s strategic objectives.   

The successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner and hold a master’s degree in a relevant field with five years progressive experience in the field of nursing and health policy at a senior level. A PhD is an asset. Salary commensurate with experience.  Please submit your covering letter and resume to:         

We thank you for your application, and qualified candidates will be contacted.